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Alameda Health Consortium Executive Team

Ralph Silber – Executive Director

For more than 30 years, Ralph Silber has served as the Executive Director of the Alameda Health Consortium, the association of eight non-profit community health centers in Alameda County, California.

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Ralph has a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and planning. He has more than thirty years of experience in community health, primary care, and health policy. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Health Center Network, a managed care and practice management organization with 140,000 managed care members. Mr. Silber is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Primary Care Association and a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Health Center Controlled Network Task Force. He has served on numerous government advisory committees at the federal, state, and county levels and has delivered presentations at numerous national conferences. He has held research and teaching positions at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. He has authored articles in the American Journal of Public Health and Medical Care.

 

Greg C. Garrett – Chief Policy & External Affairs Officer

Greg Garrett brings more than a decade of health policy, strategy, finance and operations experience to help leverage opportunities for community health centers.

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He has experience in managed care, having served as the Chief Strategy and Government Affairs Officer for the Center for Elders Independence in Oakland. He also was the Chief Operating Officer at the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara, a behavioral health agency focused on homeless youth and families. In addition, Greg has 15 years of public and private sector experience working to improve conditions in underserved communities as a Director in the City of Oakland’s Economic Development Agency, and also as Vice-President of an Oakland-based affordable housing development organization. Greg was a former member of the Board, and past Chairperson, of the California Housing Partnership Corporation, and he has served on numerous other planning and advisory committees. Greg holds a Master of Public Health from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from UC Berkeley.

 

Njeri McGee-Tyner – Chief Eligibility & Enrollment Officer

Njeri McGee-Tyner is the Chief Eligibility and Enrollment Officer and has been with Alameda Health Consortium since 2007.

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She has extensive experience in enrollment and retention strategies for health insurance programs. Her professional years of experience include public health programs, staff trainings, and project planning and implementation. Njeri has served on numerous planning, advisory committees, and non-profit boards. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about her work with a desire to implement projects that provide access to healthcare for underserved communities. She is a graduate of the Blue Shield Foundation’s Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders program. Njeri holds a B.S. degree in Health Sciences from California State University, East Bay.

 

Latonya Thompson – Director of Finance

Latonya Thompson is the Director of Finance for the Alameda Health Consortium and the Community Health Center Network and has been with the companies since 2003.

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Latonya received her BBA in accounting from Howard University. After spending the beginning of her professional career in the world of private accounting, she found that working to improve accessibility for the low-income and uninsured populations in Alameda County to be more fulfilling and aligned with her own world views. Besides running the accounting departments for two organizations, and CHCN’s eligibility department, she also serves as Treasurer of her homeowner’s association board.

Rhodora Ursua – Director of Programs

Rhodora Ursua received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on Population Health.

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Prior to joining the Consortium, she administered community health initiatives for more than 15 years from managing a restorative justice program at Asian American Recovery Services, overseeing a community health worker initiative at the NYU School of Medicine, to strengthening local organizations’ capacity as tobacco control change agents while working at Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership.

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Andrew Abesamis – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment 

Drew Abesamis joined the Alameda Health Consortium in 2019. He received his Master’s degree in Public Health from The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine with an emphasis on Health Education & Promotion.

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Originally from Northern California, Drew seeks to help underserved populations through planning, researching, and evaluating programs that target the social determinants of health and encourage healthy behaviors in local communities to minimize risk factors. Drew is interested in the health issues of food insecurity and obesity in particular. Drew also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University.

 

Eugene Canson – Health Policy Analyst

Eugene joined Alameda Health Consortium in 2018 after receiving his Master’s of Public Health with an emphasis in Public Health Administration from Indiana University.

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Eugene also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science form Pacific Union College. Eugene is passionate about improving access to healthcare and well-being in underserved communities and strongly believes that public policy significantly impacts population health. Eugene is strong advocate for equitable policies that positively impacts our society.

 

Dan Clanon – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home IT Systems Specialist

Dan ClanonDan Clanon has been helping HIV ACCESS clinics implement and maintain electronic health records (EHR) since 2002.

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He is currently working on a Patient Centered Medical Home demonstration project at the same ACCESS clinics, and will be helping to allow EHRs to support panel management at those programs. Dan has a Bachelor’s in marine biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked as an IT support professional since 1997.

 

Megan Crowley – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home Project Coordinator

Megan Crowley joined the Consortium as the HIV ACCESS PCMH Project Coordinator in May 2012.

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Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for the Partnership for Family Health, a consortium of clinics providing HIV Primary Care and supportive services to women, youth, and children in Northern Manhattan, New York City. Megan’s experience also includes working at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, César E. Chávez Institute, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She received her Masters of Public Health in 2008 from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, focusing on Sexuality and Health.

 

Dr. Saleena Gupte – Director, Behavioral Health Integration Initiative

Saleena Gupte serves as the Director of the Behavioral Health Integration Initiative.

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She joined the Consortium in 2013, and partners with FQHC health centers on the implementation and practice of integration, technical assistance and workforce training in integrated care and therapeutic modalities for primary care. Dr. Gupte is a trainer, facilitator, and educator in behavioral health and communication techniques for inter-disciplinary and health care professionals. Dr. Gupte completed her doctorate in public health at the University of California- Berkeley, and MPH at George Washington University, and has a background in cross cultural health, health equity, social determinants of health, women’s health, and maternal and child health. She has previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, the Public Health Institute, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Gupte is also an Integrative Medicine-Homeopath and Behavioral Health Coach at LifeLong Medical Care providing complementary and holistic options for behavioral health and wellness.

 

 

Moleen Njung’e – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment 

Prior to Joining Alameda Health Consortium, Moleen was working in the Healthcare field for 5 years in managed care.

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Moleen primarily advocating for the elderly population through coordinating life care plans, problem solving and locating resources to meet their needs both medically and financially. Moleen has a Bachelors in Biological Sciences from University of California, Merced and a Master’s degree in Public & Health Administration from California State University, East Bay.

 

Hilda Ochoa – Executive Assistant/Projects Manager

 

 

 

 

Jody Sahota – Advocacy & Communications Manager

Jody is the Advocacy and Communications Manager at Alameda Health Consortium.

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Jody brings over a decade of experience in advocacy at the federal level during her work with California Humanities, a state-wide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Toronto and has done post-graduate work in English Literature, also at the University of Toronto. Jody has always had a passion for advocating for causes she believes in and has worked at the local level on many political campaigns as well as advocating for social justice.

 

Monicia White – Administrative Assistant 

Monicia joined Community Health Center Network in October 2018 as the Front Desk Administrator and was promoted to Administrative Assistant for Alameda Health Consortium in March 2019.

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Prior to joining us, Monicia was the Referral Coordinator at University of California, San Francisco. When not providing administrative support, Monicia enjoys being a weekend wedding planner.